The programs being offered this week at Stark County District Library are, as always, diverse, practical, festive, and fun. The celebration of Black History Month at the library continues with programs about Dred Scott and abolitionist John Brown. This week also begins an exciting workshop on Memoir and Journal writing, as well as cooking and gardening programs, and the kick-off of an informative series of financial programs at the library.
Each program below is linked to the Stark County District Library Events calendar, where you'll get more information about the program (such as the time the event is offered) and have the opportunity to register online or by phone to attend.
On Tuesday, Feb. 7, East Canton Branch will host a Memoir/Journal Writing Workshop that will inspire you with ideas for recording and bringing your memories to life through writing. Everyone has a story to tell. This workshop, which will meet throughout February and March, is a good way to start telling your story.
Wednesday, Feb. 8 begins a valuable series of personal finance-themed programs at Main Library with Financial Series: Struggling with Your Mortgage. Sharon Barker, a Home Mortgage Consultant from CSE Federal Credit Union, will address your questions regarding mortgage complications and offer positive solutions.
Enjoy a delicious cup of joe at Perry Sippo Branch this week on Thursday, Feb. 9 as they host a Coffee Tasting presented by Starbucks. Representatives will talk about Starbucks' initiatives to support ethical and sustainable global coffee production.
The Gardening Series at Main continues on Saturday, Feb. 11 with Cooking with Kathy the Mexican Way/Growing Your Own Herbs. Kathy Meneses will show you how to spice up your cooking, and how to grow your own spices to accent your cooking with fresh flavors.
The library's celebration of Black History Month also continues this week on Saturday, Feb. 11 with two programs: John Brown and the Secret Six, at DeHoff Memorial Branch, and The Dred Scott Decision at Madge Youtz Branch. John Brown and the Secret Six will explore the history of John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry and the six influential men who funded his attack. The Dred Scott Decision will present the life story of slave Dred Scott and his unsuccessful struggle for freedom through his Supreme Court case. Both programs will be presented by historical presenter Paul Goebbel.
And, as Valentine's Day is around the corner, North Branch is hosting a make-it, take-it Roses Are Red Valentine's Day craft for families during library hours on Feb. 10, 11, 13, and 14. Stop by and make a Valentine for your sweetheart.
As always, there are many other excellent events planned at a branch of the Stark County District Library near you, including children's story times, book groups for adults, computer classes, and programs for teens. For a full listing of events and programs, check www.StarkLibrary.org/eventscalendar and find something that enriches and inspires you today.